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Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor is very well suited for keyword research as it has a connection to SEM Rush. They also display content opportunites in a very easy to read way. For example, our content writers, who are not SEO experts, are able to go into Conductor, type in websites or terms that they think they would like to write an article about. The platform provide easy to read and understand contnet recommendaitons like what could be written to answer a People Also Ask question.
Stephanie Casajuana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

Kapost has potential to be a great asset in small and large orgs. If you're not producing a great deal of content, or coordinating across a large team, there's still tremendous value, but it scales as your org scales because it makes it easier to coordinate and manage large teams and large content archives.
Scott Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Upland Kapost
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Upland Kapost
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Upland Kapost
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Upland Kapost
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upland Kapost
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Upland Kapost
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
6.8
Upland Kapost

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Upland Kapost
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Upland Kapost
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Upland Kapost
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.4
Upland Kapost
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upland Kapost

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost

Content Creation

Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.7
Ideation
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.0
Approval workflows
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.9
Content collaboration
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.9
Content calendar
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.9
Network for content licensing/production
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
9.0

Content Publishing

Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.2
Content hub
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.4
Forms / Gated content
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
7.6
Embedded CTAs
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
7.9
Content distribution
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
9.0
Content promotion
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.3
Content automation
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
7.9
Audience profiling and targeting
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.0
Content performance analytics
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
7.6
Campaign optimization dashboard
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
8.0
Competitive analytics
Conductor Searchlight
Upland Kapost
7.9

Pros

Conductor Searchlight

  • Professional services teams that are on top of their tech skills and can apply that to help us problem solve technical and strategic problems. For example, URL inventories and SEO evaluations per page for large and cumbersome websites.
  • Searchlight lets me understand how my products and services compare to competitors (some I know and some that aren't even on my radar) so I can make decisions about to make sure my content shows up where I think it should.
  • Conversely, it also shows me where my content shows up that I didn't expect or plan for. Sometimes this a great learning for business users that drives new content or concepts to build on success.
  • While monitoring the health of my website is not a key function of the platform, it does give me just enough clues (like broken links or poor page performance) to ask questions about development etc.
  • Conductor has been excellent partners in training a wide range of business users and providing proof of strategic value of the platform's performance and impact.
Amy Kolzow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

  • Filtering: If you make the most out of your custom details and custom fields, you can gain newfound access to materials that may have long been lost in the ether. It's really easy for us, for instance, to see all of our videos at once. Or everything targeting a certain buying stage. Or you can keyword search to see everything on one topic.
  • Workflows: It's really nice to lay out "who sees what when" in a digital way, because everyone involved on an asset can easily see what stage things are at. You can also set deadlines to tasks, which seems a bit more firm than a casual email, because you can visually see how meeting your deadline fits within the whole timeline.
  • Calendars: The calendar feature is nice for us because we have a blog, so we can see when everything is (supposed) to go live. It's easy to see when I, as a copy editor, should be expecting work, so I can align my day accordingly. Way better than the old-fashioned "mental note" system.
Susan Kemp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conductor Searchlight

  • Site Analysis. Conductor Searchlight uses DeepCrawl for its site analysis. While this is a powerful tool that helps me know everything wrong with my website like - no titles, short descriptions, no Alt tags, etc - the amount of information can be overwhelming. Initially, I had thousands of errors I was trying to fix using DeepCrawl - it was difficult to know what I had corrected and what still needed to be corrected without doing another crawl. It would be helpful if there was a way to check off things that had been fixed as I was working through the list.
  • Conductor does a great job training. First, they introduced me to Searchlight and walked me through everything, and helped me create workspaces and set up reports. Then we moved on to the site analysis with DeepCrawl. Because I had so much work to do from the site analysis it was a while before I got back into Searchlight. I had forgotten much of the training by that point. But the team is helping me get back into the flow of things again. They are great like that!
Misty McMillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

  • Social media distribution needs improvement. Specifically a calendar for planned Tweets and a better way to schedule multiple shares of the same content.
  • System performance is somewhat slow.
  • Should be an easier way to make changes, like adding custom fields or publication destinations, to all content types, rather than one at a time.
Amber Newman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Conductor is part of the SEO process we have at the company, it's crucial for us to continue working them to solve our day to day SEO challenges.
Alex Grosu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

Upland Kapost 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We are using some other systems that might have replaced Kapost, but none of them had the workflow functionality we were looking for. So, we're sticking with Kapost for now.
Lenore Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.9
Based on 147 answers
Searchlight is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. Coming from someone who doesn't have much time in my day to be learning new systems, Conductor is very usable. The InsightStream helps me get a quick look at how we're doing and any major events that have an effect on our web performance. I usually log in first thing every morning just to do a temperature check to see how we're doing. As far as workspaces, this is the main function I use and I love them! They update within the workspace so each week and I get automated reports.
Kelsey Magilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

Upland Kapost 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The calendar view is a great feature and so are the custom views. It is relatively easy to see a clear view of what content the user is responsible for and then the due dates associated to it. The ability to create and update workflows for the team is easy to navigate and keeps us on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.8
Based on 169 answers
We have an absolutely fantastic account team. They are always ready to step in and help us pull information or help us figure something out. The two year-end recap meetings I've been in with our account team have always provided me with some new piece of knowledge that I didn't have previously. I think we're lucky here to have a superuser of the platform owning our relationship with the Conductor team, but there is always a way to make the information from the platform understandable to all different levels of SEO knowledge
Jennifer Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

Upland Kapost 8.4
Based on 2 answers
The reputation of the product matches up to its reputation as one of the leaders in the space. I love that you can share and access content at your fingertips from anywhere. The downside is that it does not have the prettiest interface but you can get over this with its functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I definitely recommend their professional services for getting started. It got our account 90% of the way to where we needed to be in order to gain value from it. In fact, I'd suggest that with few exceptions (such as, you have a staff that is already familiar with the platform and doesn't need any help), the quick start services over the first 30-90 days should be a standard part of onboarding with any new client. It definitely got us to the point of gaining ROI from the solution and, in turn, will make it easier to justify renewal and continued investment in it.
Chris Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Conductor Searchlight

Of all the platforms we evaluated, Conductor stood out head-and-shoulders above the rest. Their product catalog provides exactly what we need (and more), and their customer support team is second to none. I've worked with Conductor Searchlight in two previous roles as well (the first by discovery, the second by my own recommendation); both organizations saw a dramatic increase in online properties' presence from an SEO approach; organic traffic increased substantially, along with gaining a plethora of insights that were an absolute necessity.
Brian Crum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

Workfront has a lot of great features, but Kapost was the right tool for what we needed at the time. With a team of our size, we had to make sure we weren't biting off more than we could chew and the project never got off the ground. We had to be thoughtful with how we rolled it out.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Upland Kapost

Upland Kapost 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to expand across an organization and the software is continuously being improved with new features rolled out to all users
Amanda Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Conductor Searchlight

  • When creating VersaDesk's Office Fitness product page we applied these best practices. The results have been this page having the largest increase in traffic of all our product pages and has seen a 163% increase in traffic since January 2019. Additionally all sales from our office fitness products have made up 23% of sales YTD, essentially increasing our revenue by the percent as well.
Rachael R. Galloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Upland Kapost

  • It allows us all to compare other email campaigns to each other. We are also able to get almost instant results.
  • By having a working one system - we all can expect the same quality newsletters versus using an outside designer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Conductor Searchlight

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Upland Kapost

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight
9.6
Upland Kapost
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Upland Kapost
10.0

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.9
Upland Kapost
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upland Kapost

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Upland Kapost

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Upland Kapost
8.4

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upland Kapost

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upland Kapost

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upland Kapost
8.0

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